In yesterday’s post I talked about Nugent grazing a bear w/an arrow: This happens in the real world of hunting. Responsible people shoot over or under animals (with arrows and bullets), nick them, look for hours and determine that the animal is not mortally wounded. And so they go back to hunting. I have done it; you have done it.
This prompted Silverback to send me these pictures: Mike,I got this buck on my trail cam last year (not my shot). But it shows that even a seemingly hard hit is not fatal.
Notice the second picture was taken 4 days after the first--the buck looks good and the wound is healing quickly. Unless an infection set it, this buck is fine now.
Silverback and I show these pics as evidence that deer are tough and resilient, with an amazing survival capacity. They in no way pardon poor shooting. Any way you look at it, this unknown hunter made a terrible shot, whether the little buck jumped the string or not. comment